Bell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager BeerBell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Bell's Quinannan Falls Lager

Literally born in a dream: Larry Bell, president and founder of Bell’s Brewery, dreamt that he was at the mystically hidden retreat of Quinannan Falls, somewhere in the boreal north.

Neither Quinannan Falls nor the beer actually existed outside his imagination, but he remembered enough about it to sketch a recipe and label, which was put into full form by Michigan artist Kathleen Kalinowski, the following morning.

The end result is a dry-hopped lager that possesses a crisp, dry bitterness you would expect from a German pilsner, but the use of highly aromatic Simcoe hops from the Pacific Northwest, evoke the fragrant pine forests that inspired this beer.

Added by zoso1967 on 06-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
545
Reviews:
153
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
75
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 545 |  Reviews: 153
Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz 2016 can.
Pours with a slightly hazy, pale golden body topped by a generous, frothy white head tha has excellent retention. Plenty of sticky lacing.
Aroma: robust and complex for style, with lemony, grassy and herbal aspects.
Flavor: hop profile largely follows the aroma but this is also nicely bready, more piney. and less lemony. Well-balanced. Bold for style, yet not aggressive.

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Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.49/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtg642
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.02/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rdc67
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
3.49/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chillin
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of basaywhat
3.14/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can. Pours clear golden, medium white head, good lacing. Aroma is grassy, grain, pine, hints of citrus. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, grainy start, citrus grass and pine middle, and lingering honey on the finish.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stella77artois
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBeast
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zraly
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold with fluffy white head.

Light grain flavor, with a crisp finish. Pine resin and citrus peel upfront, and it is an interesting approach to to the lager category. A touch of sulfur in the finish.

Very enjoyable and very American in its appeal, unlike your standard lager or pilsner out to mimic, at least stylistically, classic European variations of bottom fermentation. I do get a hint of alcohol, while not entirely unpleasant, it is a bit unexpected. Again, very tasty and pleasurable to drink.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For a hoppy lager, surprisingly good.

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Photo of gcasher
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Special is the word. Best AAL ever. Light in color, foamy white head, hoppy bouquet, big hop flavor, not too bitter. Out of a can, this is what craft is all about.

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Photo of arizcards
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a can from Craft Beer Hop Stop in late July for $1.83. Canned on 6/16/16.

Beer poured a straw color with a beautiful white head that has some great hang time.

Nose is bready and has notes of pine.

Taste is bready and crackery up front combining beautifully with a crisp piney hop profile.

Feel is crisp and clean, refreshing.

Overall an excellent beer that I would consider doing a 6 pack of in the future. If you can find it refrigerated definitely pick it up.

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Photo of avisong
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bell's Quinannan Falls Special Lager Beer from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.03 out of 5 based on 545 ratings.
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